Take your first steps into the world of baking and learn valuable skills with these 35 simple, delicious recipes. Divided into four chapters, every recipe has a skill level—1, 2, or 3—along with simple instructions and adorable, step-by-step artworks to help you along the way. Start with Perfect Pastry, where you’ll learn recipes like easy tomato tarts, star-topped pies, and mini quiches. Then try Sweet Treats for yummy brownie squares, little peanut butter cakes, and raspberry shortbread. Head over to Delicious Dough for scrumptious Scandinavian buns, mini pizzas, sticky cinnamon buns, and pick ‘n’ mix scones. Finally, satisfy yourself with Savory Meals and Snacks—from tasty bread tartlets and mini toads to baked polenta with cheese and big pasta shells stuffed with herbs. The Basic Tips and Techniques section will teach you all you need to know about working in the kitchen, along with all the safety guidelines to follow. With all these and many more recipes, you’ll soon become a baking expert!
Susan Akass is the general editor of the ‘My First’ children’s craft series, published by CICO Kidz, as well as the author of many popular reading scheme books, children’s picture books, and 'My First Bicycle Book' and 'My First Science Book' for CICO. Susan is also a full-time primary (elementary) school teacher in charge of science. She is based in Bath, UK.